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Snow Sports NZ Annual Award Nominees Announced

Snow Sports NZ Annual Award Nominees Announced

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (28 September 2015) – Snow Sports NZ is pleased to announce the nominees for its Annual Awards:
Instructor of the Year
Blair Davidson
Campbell Mason
Gaz Smith

Coach of the Year
Ben Adams – Adaptive Snow Sports
Nils Coberger - Alpine Ski Racing
Henrik Forsberg – Cross Country
Tom Willmott – Freeski
Sean Thompson – Snowboard

Breakthrough Season
Jamie Prebble - Freeski
Sam Lee - Freeride
Carlos Garcia Knight – Snowboard

Adaptive Snow Sports Athlete of the Year

Adam Hall
Carl Murphy
Corey Peters

Alpine Ski Racer of the Year

Adam Barwood
Piera Hudson
Willis Feasey

Cross Country Skier of the Year

Andy Pohl
Campbell Wright
Louis Jones

Freeride Athlete of the Year

Charlie Lyons
Sam Lee
Sam Smoothy

Freeskier of the Year

Byron Wells
Janina Kuzma
Jossi Wells

Snowboarder of the Year

Carlos Garcia Knight
Christy Prior
Duncan Campbell

Awards will also be presented to the 2015 Masters Ski Racing Champions, Alison Duder and Perry Coulter.

The Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards Night will be held on Saturday 10 October at the Lake Wanaka Centre from 6 -10.30pm. The awards encompass a 12 month timeframe which includes the 2014/2015 Northern Hemisphere season and the 2015 Southern Hemisphere season.
Winners will be presented with their awards and a guest panel will be speak about their Life in Snow Sports.
The guest panel includes:
• Gin Rutledge, Physio to the NZ Winter Olympic Team and Olympic gold medallist Ted Ligety
• Will Jackways, multi-talented pro snowboarder
• Adam Hall, Paralympic gold medallist
• Hamish Acland, Freeski pioneer and founder of Mons Royale
• Jesse Teat, NZ Olympian and Chef de Mission to the 2016 Youth Olympic Games
Tickets for the Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards tickets are $25 and can be purchased here:


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